Hey lovely readers!
Today’s post is a ARC review of The End Zone! An amazing novella by L.J. Shen. I received this ARC from the wonderful ladies at Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. The End Zone was a really amazing, fun book o be sure to get your copy!
“Jolie Louis is a smart girl. She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea. He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of. Sadly, that’s also the reason she can’t stay away from him. Well, that and the fact that they’re roommates. Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester. She tells herself that she can handle it. He’s just the boy she saved ten years ago, right? Wrong. So very wrong. He is a man now, and she is his captive Heart, body, and soul…”
I was not expecting to love this book like I did. I knew I would like it, because I genuinely like everything L.J. Shen writes. I really loved this story though, which totally surprised me because it is a novella. I am not usually a fan of novellas, but this was so refreshing! Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from those long, angst filled novels that I love and this was perfect for that. It had angst yes and drama that actually made my heart ache. But it didn’t make me suffer too long, because the happily ever after comes right after! <3
Sage is a total cliche, which the synopsis tells you right away! But he is also kind, considerate, and very sweet. Jolie is strong and knows her own mind, but she’s always had a weakness for Sage and she’s done fighting it! What I loved so much about this story is that even though it’s short, you still become invested in the characters and their story. I think that is quite an accomplishment for any author and I was so impressed. And there is some amazing surprise bonus content at the end of the book which totally made my day! You’ll love it if you’re a fan of L.J.’s other works! Be sure to check out her other books if you haven’t already! And sign up for her newsletter here.
I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did. Definitely let me know what you think, I love hearing from you guys!
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! <3 Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads